Care of Bamboo Fabric

We're working on another round of testing, with extended washings and pretty rough conditions to be able to provide more information for you on the durability of these products. Please stay tuned as we finish up this process.

Style Name

Shrinkage
(hot wash, hot dry)

Pilling and other changes in the laundry

Durability

100% Bamboo Jersey* ~16% along the length, negligable across the width Pills a little. Not as stong as cotton, though still perfectly wearable. When wet it looses 60% of its strength, so it's not suitable for industrial dyeing and other rough, wet conditions.
100% Bamboo Terrycloth ~16% along the length, negligeable across the width Fluffs up a bit. Not as strong as cotton, though still perfectly wearable. When wet it looses 60% of its strength, so it's not suitable for industrial dying and other rough, wet conditions.
Bamboo Blend Double Sided Terrycloth Slight None noticable. This blend is quite sturdy, even wet.
Bamboo/Organic Cotton/Poly Blend One Sided Terry Slight Fluffs up a bit. Quite sturdy, even wet.
Velour Slight Line dried this gets "nappy" with the pile going every which way. Not as stretchy as the sherpa and terries. One of the most resistant to seam pulling.
Interlock 15% along length Becomes soft like flannel after a few washings. Hearty, not too stretchy. Good against seam pulling.
Fleece 10% The fuzzy side of this fabric gets a little more "nubby" with washing. Not too stretchy, hefty-feeling. Not as good against seam pulls as the Velour and Double Terry.

* Tests on jersey were done with the older style fabric, the newer version hasn't finished testing yet.

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